Senior man: This Rangers outcast has tremendous talent
By Harvey Byrne
Scunthorpe’s assistant boss Chris Lucketti has hailed Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks as a player with “tremendous talent”.
The 23-year-old was outcast by former boss Mark Warburton at the Glasgow club.
However, he has seemingly rediscovered his form in England and in his 10 appearances for the club he has struck two goals and assisted one himself.
Crooks bagged the winner in Scunthorpe’s 3-2 win over fellow promotion chasing side Bradford on Sunday and Lucketti paid tribute to him in his post match interview, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter page.
???? CL: "We’re delighted for Crooksy. He’s got tremendous talent and ability and is a real threat for us."
— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) March 26, 2017
Crooks was signed for Rangers by Warburton last summer after agreeing a pre-contract deal from Accrington alongside teammate Josh Windass.
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However, he missed the first few months of the season with a malleolar injury and he wasn’t able to make his league debut for the club until October’s 3-0 victory over Kilmarnock, where he came on as a 13 minute substitute.
He was limited to just one other Premiership appearance for the Ibrox giants before being sent out on loan to Scunthorpe until the end of the season.
With three years still remaining on his contract in Glasgow, fans will now be hoping he can add something to Pedro Caixinha’s side when he returns in the summer.
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